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Riverkeeper Film Screening and Panel Discussion – Newburgh

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March 5, 2019: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 South Colden St, Newburgh, NY 12550 map
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Join us at the Newburgh Brewing Company for a special film screening and panel discussion about the Hudson Valley’s water and learn how Riverkeeper is working to protect it.

Riverkeeper is proud to present two new films from National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster: Source to Sea explores how Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program answers the question “How’s the water?”; and Undamming the Hudson River focuses on Riverkeeper’s efforts to restore natural habitat by eliminating obsolete dams throughout the Hudson River Estuary.

Nowhere is this work more relevant than Newburgh and we invite the community to attend this free event to learn about the issues affecting your waterways and drinking water. The films will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from Riverkeeper as well as local leaders who have been fighting for clean water in and around Newburgh.

Stay to ask questions, meet other water lovers, have a beer and enjoy light refreshments on us (cash bar). Support Riverkeeper by making a $10 donation at the door and receive a Riverkeeper Koozie!

John Gebhards – Executive Director, Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance
George Jackman, Ph.D. – Habitat Restoration Manager, Riverkeeper
Dan Shapley – Director of Water Quality Program, Riverkeeper
Ophra Wolf – Newburgh Clean Water Project
Moderated by Jon Bowermaster, filmmaker, Oceans 8

About the filmmaker Jon Bowermaster
Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written eleven books and produced/directed more than thirty documentary films.

Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is the Executive Producer of Oceans 8 Films and President of One Ocean Media Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and a Board Member of Mark Ruffalo’s Water Defense.

Undamming the Hudson River was made possible by funding from Patagonia.

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